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12/4/15 @ 10:25 AM
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Cold Front
MEMBER since 7/9/01
Last night I started my annual 5 cord firewood project. I was cutting some rather dry oak and noticed that my chain was getting real hot. I should have stopped right there but I completed the cut I was doing. After letting it cool down, I changed the chain because it was getting dull anyway and re-opened the oil channel. All went well from there. My question is should I bother to take the old one in to have it sharpened or is it probably cooked? Mrt.

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12/8/15 @ 3:44 PM
muskrat30
muskrat30
User since 10/14/01
I have the Tmberline sharpener, works great once you get the hang of it. I usually use Carlton chain. The sharpener and chain are usually priced good at Bailey's Online.

12/6/15 @ 9:39 PM
river_chaser
User since 10/3/12
Like fishies says, can do this yourslef and save lots of time and get good results. The sharpening shops do not have anything superior compared to us small time guys. If anything theyre a bit too careless in my experience. It takes me about 10 minutes every 3 hours to sharpen the teeth. The not so secret secret is to keep the same angle and same wear on all the teeth

http://http://www.amazon.com/Timber-Tuff-CS-MBS-Manual-Sharpener/dp/B004YVODNQ/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1449459092&sr=8-6&keywords=chainsaw+sharpener+timber+tuff

this looks like the cats meow if you can spend the money

http://https://www.timberlinesharpener.com/

12/6/15 @ 4:55 PM
fishies
User since 1/2/12
Maybe you could use a file and file guide to touch up your chain rather than spend $$ having it sharpened. I never take mine in and it works well after I touch it up. They are available at Farm and Fleet for only a few $$, and you could use them in the future.

12/6/15 @ 2:10 PM
Dave (Golden)
Dave (Golden)
MEMBER since 6/22/01
Ed...

Like cars there is Summer Oil and Winter Oil, differing viscosity.. that you can use in colder conditions, but once the chainsaw is warmed up it may not make much of a difference except for very cold conditions... CDS can add more I am sure.

12/6/15 @ 1:46 PM
Ed Franko
User since 5/6/15
I have heard and I have no idea but was told. That when it is super cold and you are cutting wood that the bar oil is to thick to work correctly. I also heard that wood freezes and is harder to cut. Again I know nothing about just wondering am I hearing things straight or is that a load of BS.

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12/4/15 @ 5:12 PM
Dave (Golden)
Dave (Golden)
MEMBER since 6/22/01
Cold Front ... Hang on to it and have it sharpened.. I have abused many a chain, it will work fine.

12/4/15 @ 4:41 PM
Cold Front
MEMBER since 7/9/01
Good, because it looks a little scorched. Probably end up as you described. Thanks, I will get it back in the rotation. No biggie either way. I will report results. Mrt.

12/4/15 @ 3:51 PM
arlo
arlo
User since 9/29/02
Take it and have it sharpened, it will be fine. I have had chains sharpened that actually have turned a little blue from the heat of the sharpening and cut just fine.

12/4/15 @ 11:21 AM
river_chaser
User since 10/3/12
Mrt, chains are built to take a lot of abuse. I wouldnt toss it away. Sharpen it yourself, save you some $$.

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